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National Library of Wales purchases AquaBrowser

Press Release: [April 28, 2009]

Copyright (c) 2009 Medialab Solutions

Abstract: Infor, the exclusive distributor of AquaBrowser Library in Great Britain and Republic of Ireland, today announced that the National Library of Wales has purchased the AquaBrowser search and discovery platform by Medialab Solutions BV. The National Library of Wales will implement AquaBrowser to provide users with improved access to millions of manuscripts, archives, audio-visual and printed items on every subject about Wales and the world.


Bristol, UK, April 28, 2009. Infor, the exclusive distributor of AquaBrowser Library in Great Britain and Republic of Ireland, today announced that the National Library of Wales has purchased the AquaBrowser search and discovery platform by Medialab Solutions BV. The National Library of Wales will implement AquaBrowser to provide users with improved access to millions of manuscripts, archives, audio-visual and printed items on every subject about Wales and the world.

Dr. Paul Bevan, Senior Research Officer (Web 2.0) at the National Library of Wales, says: "The National Library of Wales is constantly striving to enhance our services to readers both within the Library and via the web. The National Library of Wales is proud of our innovative search solutions and AquaBrowser represents an important aspect of our continuing growth in this area. AquaBrowser is one of the final components of the Library’s Information Management System solution and represents a key milestone in the Library’s programme of data migration and integrated access provision."

AquaBrowser will interface directly with the library’s Virtua library management system from VTLS and Proquest’s WebFeat Express federated search application. The library’s collections include approximately 6 million bibliographic records. For more information about the National Library of Wales visit: http://www.llgc.org.uk/index.php?id=2

About AquaBrowser

AquaBrowser’s mission is to help the library play a central role in the provision and safeguarding of knowledge. AquaBrowser Library, the world leader in visual faceted searching, helps the library take centre stage by opening up all of its resources to the community. My Discoveries was created to take the next step: to give a role and a voice to the community, and to connect the people who create, organize and use the library’s resources, inside and outside the library.

About Infor Library and Information Solutions

Infor Library and Information Solutions offers libraries and information centers a suite of automation products, including a web-based ILS (V-smart), a client/server ILS (Vubis Smart), a statistical analysis portal (V-insight), a federated search application (V-spaces), an Open URL Resolver (V-link), and an Electronic Resources Management System (V-sources). Our organization has been at the forefront of library technology for three decades and has a rich history of providing innovative solutions to information centers and libraries worldwide. For more information about our products, visit http://vubis-smart.com

Publication Year:2009
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:April 28, 2009
Publisher:Medialab Solutions
Company: Medialab Solutions
Products: AquaBrowser Library
Libraries: National Library of Wales
Subject: System announcements -- selection
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Record Number:13971
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:2009-05-20 19:56:28